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Application deadline extended for Open Educational Resources Grant Program

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Deadline for application is extended to June 4. A grant program that makes it easier for McMaster University instructors to create and integrate free, high-quality online textbooks and other digital educational materials into their teaching is back for a second year, with an increased amount of total funding available. The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant […]

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“I have met with some incredible mentors”

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Wilson Leader and doctoral student Michelle Ogrodnik shares her thoughts on winning the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award, valued at up to $25,000. The award also includes a leadership development and career launcher program. Applications for the graduate stream of the WLSA are due March 29, and more information is available at wilsonleader.ca. What has been […]

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Engineering launches Fellowships with partnering universities to increase diversity in engineering, technology

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The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has partnered with five other Ontario universities to release new fellowships to expand the pathways for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering. Nationwide, Indigenous and Black Engineering faculty members are poorly represented. The Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowships aim to address […]

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Nominations open for annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards

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Has your supervisor played a pivotal role in your graduate experience? Perhaps one of your teaching assistants made a difference and deserves kudos for all that hare work. Do you know a grad student-athlete who has made an outstanding contribution as a team builder? Nominations are now open for the annual McMaster Graduate Student Recognition […]

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New MacDATA fellows ready to tease new insights out of complex data

Seven graduate students have received fellowships from McMaster’s MacDATA Institute to pursue interdisciplinary projects that apply data analysis, collection and curation methodologies to a number of areas, including water quality monitoring, children’s mental health outcomes and brain activity in PTSD, among others. […]

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Call open for MacDATA graduate fellowship

The advent of large collection of data and ensuing development in data analysis techniques has made collaboration between data scientists and content experts necessary for cutting-edge research. Furthermore, there is a need for trainees to be exposed to both aspects of such research, namely for data science trainees to learn about real life practical projects […]

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Applications open for Wilson Leadership Scholars

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The Wilson Leadership Scholar Award applications and nominations are open for both graduate and undergraduate students. While the award program is financially generous, at $25,000 for undergrads and up to $25,000 for graduate students, it also provides valuable experiences. “It was life changing. I wouldn’t be the same person had I not gone through the […]

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MIRA awards Mac researchers more than $500,000 for work in mobility and aging

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Thirteen McMaster research projects, from every faculty and a wide range of disciplines, have received funding totalling more than $500,000 from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and its affiliate Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging. MIRA has awarded Labarge Catalyst grants totalling $240,000 to six interdisciplinary research proposals, each with team members […]

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MIRA awards Mac researchers more than $500,000 for work in mobility and aging

Faculty members speak to students during a poster session.

Thirteen McMaster research projects, from every faculty and a wide range of disciplines, have received funding totalling more than $500,000 from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and its affiliate Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging.MIRA has awarded Labarge Catalyst grants totalling $240,000 to six interdisciplinary research proposals, each with team members from a minimum of three different faculties and the goal of improving mobility for older adults. Principle investigators areMichel Grignon, Faculty of Social Sciences, department of health, aging & society project: How can we improve mobility through alternative transportation modes for seniors? Measuring what works and what does not work in road safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclistsBenson Honig, Degroote School of Business, department of human resources management project: Older adults, ageism and entrepreneurship Ð Learning from failure and success and the interplay of national culture and institutional policiesVictor Kuperman, Faculty of Humanities, department of languages and linguistics project: Writing of age Ð Linguistic markers of cognitive, emotional and social well-being among older adultsRavi Selvaganapathy, Faculty of Engineering, department of mechanical engineering project: Bioprinted 3D in-vitro models to determine mechanisms of cognitive benefits of exercise in the elderlyLaurel Trainor, Faculty of Science, department of psychology, neuroscience & behaviour project: Movement sonification for testing mobility in the context of interacting with complex environmentsJanie Wilson, Faculty of Health Sciences, department of surgery project: A multidisciplinary approach to addressing mobility limitations after orthopaedic joint replacement surgeryMIRA has awarded three interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows in the field of aging research a total of $195,000 for projects that aim to generate evidence that will contribute to the well-being of older adults. They areSophie Hogeveens, Faculty of Health Sciences, department of health research methods, Evidence and Impact Project: Promoting optimal aging through equitable access to specialized geriatric services in OntarioLea Ravensbergen, Faculty of Science, school of geography and earth sciences project: Understanding Older adults’ active travelTatiane Ribeiro, Faculty of Health Sciences, department of biochemistry and biomedical science project: Accelerating the aging trajectory through prenatal adversityMylinh Duongfrom the department of medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences is leading a team that will receive $100,000 to develop the first phase of wearable sensing technologies aimed at promoting early mobility in older patients hospitalized. Two Master’s students who are doing work in aging and mobility are receiving a total of $30,000 in Labarge Graduate Scholarships. They areGiulia Coletta, Faculty Science, kinesiologyErynne Rowe, school of biomedical engineeringMIRA and AGE-WELL, a federally funded Centre of Excellence, will co-fundRasmi Kokashfrom the Degroote School of Business, human resources management. Kokash will receive $25,000 for his project, which focuses on the extent technological expertise impacts entrepreneurship, economic mobility and wellbeing in older adults. Finally, MIRA is awarding two of its trainees,Ruheena Sangrarfrom the Faculty of Health Sciences’ school of rehabilitation science andEmily Dunfordfrom the Faculty of Science’s kinesiology program, a $2,000 grant to plan a forum for other trainees to collaborate, develop and share their research methods.MIRA’s mandate is to support innovative research approaches that build upon McMaster’s culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, and, where appropriate, to engage older adults and other key stakeholders throughout the conceptualization, evaluation and implementation of interventions and technologies. Funding listed above is supported in part by the Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging, which was created by a $15-million gift from McMaster’s former Chancellor Suzanne Labarge in 2016.MIRA’s next funding cycle will launch in early 2020. Visit MIRA’s funding opportunities for more information. […]

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Excellence in graduate community a focus for annual awards

Nominations for the 2017 Graduate Student Recognition Awardsclose on Tuesday, August 15, at 4 p.m.The annual awards celebrate the contributions of the graduate student community at McMaster.”The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the important work done by students, supervisors and staff here at McMaster” says Doug Welch, Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.”Their efforts in the lecture halls, labs, on campus and in the broader Hamilton community, have a positive impact on so many aspects of life on campus and beyond.”This year a new award has been created to acknowledge contributions to the international graduate student community.”International students have challenges and needs that are unique. Over the years, we have seen so many outstanding grad students create opportunity and advocate for their international peers. This award is a more official recognition of such contributions” Welch says.The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to the International Graduate Student Community recognizes the significant impact of an individual graduate student on the experiences of international graduate students at McMaster. These contributions may be to the spirit, morale, cohesion, quality of life, or positive outcomes for graduate students. Up to three awards in this category will be given.The McMaster Graduate Students Association partners with Graduate Studies to deliver the awards.Nomination packages are now available for:President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate SupervisionDean’s Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research is given to the top five Three Minute Thesis finalists from the 2017 competition in FebruaryGSA Keith Leppmann Teaching Assistant Excellence AwardGSA Award for Contributions by Non-Academic StaffTherese Quigley Award of Excellence for Graduate Student Leadership in Athletics (GSA)Mary Keyes Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to McMaster (GSA)GSA Millennium Award for Community ServiceTo learn more about GSA-sponsored awards, visit the GSA website.For more about the Graduate Studies awards, visit the Graduate Studies website.Winners receive certificates and a cash prize, which varies depending on the award. Recipients will be honoured at the Graduate Student Recognition Awards Reception in October.Nominations for the 2017 awards must be received no later than August 15, 4 p.m. Nomination packages should be emailed (details available on the nomination form) or may be delivered to the School of Graduate Studies, Gilmour Hall, Room 212. […]

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